Robbed by Microsoft!
So yesterday I get an email from my crazy younger brother. Earlier this year he went down to Burning Man with an 8 foot mechanical spider that he spent 2 years building (yeah, he's a little eccentric). In his email he tells me that the video I shot of him in his spider is now on the homepage of MSN.com.
How is this possible I wonder? I had posted the video on NowPublic months ago but certainly hadn't signed it over to MSN. How is it that they could now run pre-roll ads for Dodge Chargers in front of my video? So I do a little digging and it turns out they're serving the content off another site called 'stupidvideos.com' who apparently did their dirty work. Stupid Videos is also serving ads against my video!
Now I feel stupid for paying for Office 2007. I'll think twice about making that mistake again.